Precautionary measures initiated against vector borne diseases

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Nov 2018 11:26:00


Staff Reporter,

In the wake of rapidly increasing vector borne diseases including dengue, malaria, chikungunya and Zika Virus, Bhopal Municipal Corporation has joined hands with Health Department. In a joint venture Bhopal Municipal Corporation and Health Department has initiated to follow the precautionary steps against vector borne diseases including fogging and extensive larvae survey etc.

On daily basis health department is reporting around 10- 15 patients suffering from vector borne diseases. In order to stand strong against the vector borne diseases health department and health department is reaching people’s door steps to make extensive larvae inspection. They are spreading amongst the people making them know about the harsh effects of breeding mosquitoes.

It has seen that maximum patients suffering from vector borne diseases are coming from Char Imli and surrounding wards of state capital. Keeping an eye over that BMC Commissioner Avinash Lavaniya and health department is making intense anti-vector arrangements at the area. They are making BMC and health officers to do cyphenothrin fogging in the respective areas.
Dr Himanshu Jaiswar, Director of State Vector Borne Disease Control Programme while speaking to “The Hitavada” said that vector borne diseases could only be controlled by not letting mosquitoes to breed.

But the bitter truth is that people are still not aware about the harsh affects of mosquitoes. In fact larvae are being detected near hundreds of house daily. He also said that people need to know what mosquitoes can do. He added that Zika virus is also spreading its wings over the state and Zika is untreatable so far. He said people should not let water logging for period and should not let larvae breeding. This can save thousands of people suffering from vector borne diseases. Notably, More than 4000 dengue cases, 2000 chikungunya cases and over 6 Zika virus infection cases are reported so far in Madhya Pradesh.